HSE News from the Health and Safety Executive UK

  • Webinar: Growing your business – 15 June 2016

    25 May 2016, 2:00 pm
    This 60 minute webinar, delivered jointly by HSE and HMRC, will help signpost the various tools and guidance available to small businesses. ‘Please can we have more training like this – relaxed, informative and very helpful‘ – ...
  • Sharps inspection initiative 2015/16: Summary of findings

    24 May 2016, 1:40 pm
    An inspection initiative was carried out in 2015/16 to identify any common causes of non-compliance with legislation designed to protect staff from the risk of exposure to blood borne viruses. A summary document – Prevention and management of ...
  • HSE jobs – Commercial Director

    24 May 2016, 10:00 am
    Exciting opportunity for an exceptional senior leader to shape and deliver significant growth in HSE’s commercial portfolio. Recent strategic changes put focus on developing commercial provision of HSE’s IP, skills and know-how across a wide ...
  • Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) – Buxton, 21-22 June 2016

    20 May 2016, 9:35 am
    This comprehensive and highly rated course is designed for occupational health nurses, occupational physicians and GPs with an interest in occupational health and hand surgeons. It will set out the key areas of HAVS assessment and provide guidance on ...
  • Ergonomics – Buxton, 20-24 June 2016

    20 May 2016, 9:30 am
    This five-day course provides the ergonomics theory and techniques used to maximize the design of the tools, tasks and workplaces for improved comfort, safety and performance of the workforce. No previous ergonomics or MSD experience is required.
  • Practical management of local exhaust ventilation (LEV) controls – Buxton, 23 June 2016

    20 May 2016, 9:25 am
    The course will demonstrate how to successfully manage LEV systems in order to get effective, efficient, and reliable control of contaminants at least cost. This course is a British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) approved course.
  • Royal Mail fined after worker suffered injuries

    19 May 2016, 3:00 pm
    AMENDED: The Royal Mail Group Limited has been fined £50,000 after a worker’s foot was run over by a reach truck in a bundling warehouse.
  • Two companies fined after worker falls three metres from ledge of building

    19 May 2016, 1:30 pm
    A window fitting company and the principal contractor at a construction site have been fined for safety failings after a worker fell a total of three metres while installing glazed units.
  • Ban on throwing mortar boards is a tired health and safety myth

    18 May 2016, 12:00 pm
    A number of media outlets have reported today (Wednesday 18 May 2016) that a university plans to ban their students  from throwing mortar boards in the air on graduation day for health and safety reasons. HSE has provided a response to this age-old ...
  • Pipe manufacturing company fined for safety failings

    17 May 2016, 2:55 pm
    A pipe manufacturing company based in Newport has been fined for safety failings after seven reported cases of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) between April 2014 and July 2015.
  • Man jailed for illegal gas work

    16 May 2016, 2:20 pm
    A Darlington man has been jailed for carrying out illegal gas work on three occasions.
  • Body manufacturing firm fined after workers crushed between vehicles

    16 May 2016, 2:20 pm
    A vehicle body manufacturing company in Stoke-on-Trent has been fined after two workers were seriously injured when they were crushed between a moving vehicle and stationary vehicles.
  • Bakery fined after worker injured with powered bowl mixer

    16 May 2016, 11:40 am
    A Wiltshire bakery has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured with a powered bowl mixer.
  • Behaviour change: Improving health and safety performance – Buxton, 14-15 June 2016

    13 May 2016, 3:10 pm
    This course, delivered by psychologists, will provide you with an understanding of the many factors that influence both workers’ and managers’ behaviour.
  • CIEH Level 3 award in training principles and practice (TPP) – Buxton, 14-16 June 2016

    13 May 2016, 3:05 pm
    This qualification is ideal for anyone who has never delivered training before or for trainers who want to reinvigorate their training skills. The qualification is also recommended as the ideal entry requirement to becoming a CIEH registered trainer.